The Original Soundtrack
|"The Original Soundtrack"|
|Studio album by 10cc|
|Label (s)||Mercury Records|
|occupation||Eric Stewart , Graham Gouldman , Lol Creme and Kevin Godley|
The Original Soundtrack is the third album by the rock band 10cc . The album was very successful, reaching fourth place in the English charts and fifth place in the American charts. “The Original Soundtrack” contained, among other things, the huge hit “I'm not in love”, which took number one in the English and number two in the American charts. In addition, "Life is a Minestrone" became a top 10 hit in England. A few weeks before the album was released, 10cc had signed a $ 1,000,000 deal with Mercury Records . The main reason was the title “I'm not in love”. Eric Stewart stated the following:
- At that point in time we were still on Jonathan King's label, but struggling. We were absolutely skint, the lot of us, we were really struggling seriously, and Philips Phonogram wanted to do a deal with us. They wanted to buy Jonathan King's contract. I wrestled them. I said come and have a listen to what we've done, come and have a listen to this track. And they came up and they freaked, and they said "This is a masterpiece. How much money, what do you want? What sort of a contract do you want? We'll do anything, we'll sign it". On the strength of that one song, we did a five-year deal with them for five albums and they paid us a serious amount of money.
The cover of the LP was created by the British art design group Hipgnosis and drawn by the artist "Humphrey Ocean".
- Une Nuit A Paris ( Kevin Godley / Lol Creme )
- I'm Not in Love ( Eric Stewart / Graham Gouldman )
- Blackmail (Stewart / Gouldman)
- The Second Sitting for the Last Supper (Godley / Gouldman / Stewart / Creme)
- Brand New Day (Godley / Creme)
- Flying Junk (Stewart / Gouldman)
- Life is a Minestrone (Stewart / Creme)
- The Film of My Love (Godley / Creme)
- Channel swimmer
- Good news
The tracks 9 + 10 are bonus tracks and come from the 1997 UK remastered version.